Plant Care Baob


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Baob has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate
Baob has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as



Adansonia gregorii

How to care for Baob


How often to water your Baob

Water needs for Baob
0.5 cups
every 9

Baob needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Baob

Water 0.5 cups every

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Baob in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

32% Very Low

Growing Baob in Philadelphia right now

Light needs for plant Baob in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

February 5th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Philadelphia is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…

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Light needs for plant Baob in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sunlight will increase by 44.9% ☀️

February 8th, 2023

Philadelphia is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Philadelphia is expected to increase by 44.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.1 megajoules of energ…

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Light needs for plant Baob in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Daylight will increase by 1.3 hours 📈

February 7th, 2023

This month, Philadelphia is getting an average of 6.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 13.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.7 total hours o…

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Finding light for Baob in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Baob: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Baob may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ⛅.


How to fertilize Baob

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Baob: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Baob after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Baob



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Baob has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Baob has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
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TreT as succulent and be careful about overwatering.

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